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American History 1 Unit 4 1789-1815


Unit Topic:
Conceptual Lens:
Unit Overview:

Essential Standards:

AH1.H.1.1 Use Chronological Thinking to:

1. Identify the structure of a historical narrative or story: (its beginning, middle and end)

2. Interpret data presented in time lines and create time lines


AH1.H.1.2 Use Historical Comprehension to:

1. Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage

2. Differentiate between historical facts and historical interpretations

3. Analyze data in historical maps

4. Analyze visual, literary and musical sources
AH1.H.1.3 Use Historical Analysis and Interpretation to:

1. Identify issues and problems in the past

2. Consider multiple perspectives of various peoples in the past.

3. Analyze cause-and-effect relationships and multiple causation.

4. Evaluate competing historical narratives and debates among historians.

5. Evaluate the influence of the past on contemporary issues.


AH1.H.1.4 Use Historical Research to:

1. Formulate historical questions

2. Obtain historical data from a variety of sources

3. Support interpretations with historical evidence

4. Construct analytical essays using historical evidence to support arguments.
AH1.H.2.1 Analyze key political, economic, and social turning points from colonization through Reconstruction in terms of causes and effects (e.g., conflicts, legislation, elections, innovations,

leadership, movements, Supreme Court decisions, etc.).


AH1.H.2.2 Evaluate key turning points from colonization through Reconstruction in terms of

their lasting impact (e.g., conflicts, legislation, elections, innovations, leadership, movements,

Supreme Court decisions, etc.).
AH1.H.3.2 Explain how environmental, cultural and economic factors influenced the patterns of migration and settlement within the U.S. before the Civil War (e.g., economic diversity of regions, mercantilism, cash crops, triangular trade, ethnic diversity, Native American Indian beliefs about land ownership, Lewis & Clark expedition, farming, Industrial Revolution, etc.)
AH1.H.3.3 Explain the roles of various racial and ethnic groups in settlement and expansion through Reconstruction and the consequences for those groups (e.g., Germans, Scotch-Irish, Africans, Native American Indians, Irish, Chinese, etc.).
AH1.H.4.1 Analyze the political issues and conflicts that impacted the United States through Reconstruction and the compromises that resulted (e.g., American Revolution, Constitutional Convention, Bill of Rights, development of political parties, nullification, slavery, states’ rights, Civil War).
AH1.H.4.2 Analyze the economic issues and conflicts that impacted the United States through Reconstruction and the compromises that resulted (e.g., mercantilism, Revolutionary Era taxation, National Bank, taxes, tariffs, territorial expansion, economic “Panics”, Civil War).
AH1.H.5.1 Summarize how the philosophical, ideological and/or religious views on freedom and equality contributed to the development of American political and economic systems through Reconstruction (e.g., natural rights, First Great Awakening, Declaration of Independence, transcendentalism, suffrage, abolition, “ slavery as a peculiar institution”, etc.)
AH1.H.5.2 Explain how judicial, legislative and executive actions have affected the distribution of power between levels of government from colonization through Reconstruction (e.g., the Marshall Court, Jacksonian era, nullification, secession, etc.).
AH1.H.6.1 Explain how national economic and political interests helped set the direction of United States foreign policy from independence through Reconstruction (e.g., treaties, embargo, tariffs, Proclamation of Neutrality, Monroe Doctrine, etc.).
AH1.H.6.2 Explain the reasons for involvement in wars prior to Reconstruction and the influence each involvement had on international affairs (e.g., French and Indian War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War)
AH1.H.7.1 Explain the impact of wars on American politics through Reconstruction (e.g., Issues of taxation without representation, Proclamation of 1763, Proclamation of Neutrality, XYZ Affair, Alien & Sedition Acts, War Hawks, Hartford Convention, slavery Compromises, scalawags, carpetbaggers, etc.).
AH1.H.7.2 Explain the impact of wars on the American economy through Reconstruction (e.g.,

colonial debt, salutary neglect, protective tariffs, inflation, profiteering, Hamilton’s economic plan, embargo, etc.).


AH1.H.7.3 Explain the impact of wars on American society and culture through Reconstruction (e.g., salutary neglect, slavery, breakup of the plantation system, carpetbaggers, scalawags, KKK, and relocation of American Indians, etc.).
AH1.H.8.1 Analyze the relationship between innovation, economic development, progress and various perceptions of the “American Dream” through Reconstruction (e.g., inventions, Industrial Revolution, American System, etc.).
AH1.H.8.2 Explain how opportunity and mobility impacted various groups within American society through Reconstruction (e.g., Lowell and other “mill towns”, Manifest Destiny, immigrants/migrants, Gold Rush, Homestead Act, Morrill Act, Exodusters, women, various ethnic groups, etc.).
AH1.H.8.4 Analyze multiple perceptions of the “American Dream” in times of prosperity and crisis through Reconstruction (e.g., Hamilton’s Financial Plan, Bank of the United States, Embargo of 1807, Manifest Destiny, phases of Reconstruction, etc.).
Conceptual Webbing:



Exploration, Settlement, Movement, and Expansion



Conflict and Compromise


Freedom, Equality, and Power


International Affairs and Foreign Policy



War


Progress, Crises, and the American Dream


Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

Lewis & Clark expedition





Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

  • Bill of Rights

  • development of political parties,

  • Judiciary Act of 1789,

  • Marbury v. Madison,

  • Louisiana Purchase,

  • Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

  • Significant elections 1796, 1800

  • National Bank

  • tariffs

  • Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan


Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

  • Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson

  • Bill of Rights

  • Washington’s presidency

  • Election 1800

  • Judiciary Act of 1789,

  • Marbury v. Madison,

  • Louisiana Purchase

  • Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798


Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

  • embargo,

  • tariffs,

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

  • Isolationism

  • Jay’s Treaty,

  • Embargo of 1807,

  • Treaty of Ghent

  • Treaty of Greenville,

  • Louisiana Purchase,

  • War of 1812





Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

  • Proclamation of Neutrality,

  • XYZ Affair,

  • Alien & Sedition Acts,

  • War Hawks,

  • Hartford Convention,

  • French Revolution tested the neutrality

  • War of 1812 created a stronger national government

  • inflation

  • protective tariffs

  • profiteering

  • Hamilton’s economic plan

  • embargo

  • difficulty financing war efforts

  • war between Britain and France impacted American trade and shipping

  • leading up to the War of 1812.

  • continuous war and conflict between American Indians and the young republic as a result of territorial expansion and migration resulted in relocation and assimilation.

  • nationalism, patriotism and participation in warfare was reflected in American art

  • perception of wars and their purpose may help determine the degree of mobilization and participation

  • political leaders and citizens adopted different tactics and justifications to oppose war





Thematic Abstracts:
Essential Vocab

  • cotton gin

  • Hamilton’s Financial Plan,

  • Bank of the United States,

  • Embargo of 1807

  • Seneca Chief Cornplanter’s address to George Washington

  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions,

  • Abigail Adams correspondence to John Adams

  • Alexander Hamilton and Report to Congress on the Subject of Manufactures

  • correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams





Essential Questions:



Exploration, Settlement, Movement, and Expansion



Conflict and Compromise


Freedom, Equality, and Power


International Affairs and Foreign Policy



War


Progress, Crises, and the American Dream

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  1. McDougal-Littell Resources

    1. Textbook: The Americans

    2. Internet: www.Classzone.com

  2. Other Internet Resources



  1. Literature



  1. Audio/Visual Resources




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